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Carl Thomas Wikstrom  

Carl Thomas Wikstrom

July 30, 1945 – November 1, 2016

Carl Thomas Wikstrom, age 71, of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 1, 2016.

Born in Staten Island, NY on July 30, 1945, Mr. Wikstrom was the son of the late Carl Thomas and Elsa (LaForge) Wikstrom. He proudly served his country as a member of the Army National Guard.  Mr. Wikstrom made his career with JP Morgan Chase Bank from 1963 until 1998, retiring as Assistant Vice President. Following his retirement, he also worked at Porter Chevrolet.

He enjoyed classic cars, and was especially fond of his 1970 Plymouth Duster.  A Civil War enthusiast, Mr. Wikstrom enjoyed learning all he could about the era’s history.  Above all else, he was a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather who will be very dearly missed.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Wikstrom was preceded in death by his son, Thomas C. Wikstrom.  He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sharon E. (Todd) Wikstrom of Elkton, MD; children, Kevin A. Wikstrom (Keely) and Beth Solano (Dave); and grandchildren, Tyler and Madeline Wikstrom and David and Megan Solano.

Services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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  1. Ed and Sharon Solano, November 2, 2016

    Dear Sharon, Beth & David, and Kevin, and to all the Grandchildren, David, Jr. , Megan, Tyler and Madeline,
    We are so very sorry for your great loss.
    We pray God will comfort you with His amazing
    Peace. Carl’s journey on this earth may be over now, but today He begins his heavenly journey.
    Jesus said, “that no eyes have seen or ears have heard the things that Jesus has prepared for them.” His life now is forever and in the loving arms of Jesus. Our hearts, love and prayers are with you.
    Ed and Sharon Solano

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  2. Scott Neil, November 3, 2016

    I had the pleasure of working with Carl for years at Porter Chevrolet. In that time we became good friends and spent lots of time together. Carl was a great man, his passing creates a deep sadness inside of me but I know he’s in a better place now. I’d like to send my deepest condolences to the Wikstrom family!

    Scott Neil

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  3. Bob Betancourt, November 5, 2016

    Thinking of Kevin and Keely, you guys have been through so much. Your strength is an inspiration.
    Bob, Lisa and Gibson

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  4. Glenn Merckling, November 7, 2016

    Dear Sharon, I’m so sad to hear of Carl’s passing, I had the pleasure of working with Carl for many years in JPMorgan, we had great times together and he will be sorely missed. Our prayers are with you and your family.

    Glenn Merckling

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  5. T.C. COX, November 7, 2016

    If I could clone someone for their work ethic and compassion for their job, Carl would be my first choice. He was a pleasure to work with and although he was a man of few words, he was a pleasure to sit and talk to. I am truly blessed to have crossed paths with Carl and will keep him in my thoughts and prayers. My deepest condolences to the Wikstrom family. We lost a good one.

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